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Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Helping businesses find and compete for government contracts.

The Arkansas PTAC is part of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) working to help small businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. 

The Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center's mission is to assist Arkansas small businesses to succeed in obtaining government contracts. These contracts stimulate the growth of Arkansas' economy. For over 25 years Arkansas PTAC has assisted Arkansas businesses.

Message from Arkansas PTAC Program Director Melanie Berman:

E-mailing may return a faster response than contacting us by phone. If you are a new client – you must complete a client application prior to scheduling an appointment with a procurement counselor. PTAC services are available to you at no cost, however we must have your expressed consent to receive services per our federal government program terms and conditions. Before meeting with a counselor, we recommend you attend one of our regular (virtual) “What to expect as a NEW Arkansas PTAC client” classes to determine if government contracting is right for your business. Your first meeting with a counselor will be a brief intake meeting so we may learn all about your business to best help your business succeed in the government marketplace. Your second meeting will be a longer meeting where your counselor will begin to prepare your business to sell to the government.  As of August 2022, we are short staffed and request your patience when it comes to scheduling appointments. We are unable to accommodate drop in clients – if you are an existing Arkansas PTAC client, please e-mail your counselor or to set an appointment. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Getting Started with PTAC

Getting Started

Learn about government certifications, registrations and verifications as well as how to search opportunities.

PTAC Services


The Arkansas PTAC provides assistance in many different ways, including one on one counseling and group trainings.

Government Contracting Resources for Arkansas Businesses


Frequently requested resources for government contracting in Arkansas.

FAQs - Arkansas PTAC


Frequently asked questions answered in one spot.

PTAC Training Resources

PTAC Trainings

Free online trainings with Govology as well as a list of our upcoming in-person PTAC trainings across the state. 

PTAC News & Success Stories


Stay connected to what is happening in government contracting and other news.

Arkansas Government Contracting Specialists


AR PTAC has over 50 years of combined experience in government procurement.

About PTAC

About PTAC

The Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides government contracting technical assistance to Arkansas small businesses.

 Proud to be a member of  Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers imageAPTAC (Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers) is the professional organization of and for DLA-funded Procurement Technical Assistance Programs (PTACs). APTAC supports  PTACs by providing them important information, professional networking, comprehensive training opportunities and a voice in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas.   

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency